MySQL SELECT INTO OUTFILE
statement can help you to export MySQL table data to Microsoft Excel. Itís used when anyone wants to direct query output to a file. This file can then be opened by MS Excel, or imported into another database like Microsoft Access, Oracle, or any other delimitation supporting software. Take an example, it seems working for me with Windows XP:
SELECT * INTO OUTFILE "C:\\export_table_data_excel.xls"
FIELDS TERMINATED BY '\t'
LINES TERMINATED BY '\n'
The export_table_data_excel.xls will be created at C drive. If the target file path is omitted, then this file will be created at MySQL data directory.